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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
1016 AM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018

.UPDATE...
The AVIATION Section has been updated below.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CRAWFORD County
Issued at 1200 PM EDT WED AUG 15 2018
SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
BATESVILLE +     N/A    N/A N/A N/A MISG        N/A                   
BEDFORD +      CLOUDY    73  66  78 S6        30.06R                  
BLOOMINGTON    CLOUDY    74  68  81 S5        30.05R                  
FRENCH LICK *+ CLOUDY    73  61  64 CALM      30.07R                  
MADISON *+     PTSUNNY   79  68  69 S3        30.09S                  
NORTH VERNON + CLOUDY    75  66  73 S3        30.06R                  
SEYMOUR +      RAIN      77  66  69 S8        30.06                   

Hourly Obs., Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, Rh, Wind, Regional Obs., Station Model, Surface 4-Panel
Meteograms: South Bend , Fort Wayne , Lafayette , Indianapolis , Evansville


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 1200pm EDT, Wednesday August 15, 2018

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 76 degrees north, near 75 degrees central, and near 77 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, cloudy central, and partly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the east at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 15 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 7 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 81 degrees at Valparaiso, Gary, and Fort Wayne. The lowest temperature is FAIR degrees at Warsaw and Huntingburg.


Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this county will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For CRAWFORD County,IN

355 AM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018 /255 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Scattered thunderstorms will bring heavy rainfall to the area today
and tonight. Chances for heavy rain will increase through the day 
with the best chances being this evening and tonight. Localized
flooding is possible for areas that see slow moving or multiple
rounds of storms.  

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are forecast Thursday through
Saturday as a couple of upper-level disturbances move slowly across
the Ohio Valley. Heavy rainfall will be focused over southern 
Indiana and north central Kentucky Thursday morning before a second 
round of storms forms later in the afternoon. These storms may 
produce gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall. 

Additional rains areawide may bring a localized flood threat Friday
night into Saturday. 

Better rain chances return again Monday and Tuesday as a slow-moving
cold front moves into the region.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotters should report any heavier rainfall amounts or street
flooding over the next several days.

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7-Day Forecast For CRAWFORD County, IN
Issued at 934 AM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018

TODAY
Cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds up to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

TONIGHT
Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Lows around 70. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

THURSDAY
Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Indiana
                              INDIANA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   AUG 20-24    AUG 22-28    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Total Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day, 120-Day

Almanac Information
Wednesday August 15, 2018 the 227th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 13.740000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:58 EDT Set 20:41 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:49 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:30 EDT Ends 21:08 EDT

Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

Yesterday's Highs , Lows
Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)

Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
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AUGUST 15TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1787...
Tornadoes were reported in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and
New Hampshire. Wethersfield CT was hard hit by the tornado outbreak. (David
Ludlum)
...1946...
Saint Louis MO was deluged with a record 8.78 inches of rain in 24 hours.
(The Weather Channel)
...1967...
The "sundance fire" in northern Idaho was started by lightning. Winds of 50
mph carried firebrands as much as ten miles in advance to ignite new fires,
and as a result, the forest fire spread twenty miles across the Selkirk
Mountains in just twelve hours, burning 56,000 acres. The heat of the fire
produced whirlwinds of flame with winds up to 300 mph which flung giant
trees about like matchsticks. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
Thunderstorms developing ahead of a sharp cold front produced severe
weather in the Upper Midwest during the afternoon and evening hours, with
Minnesota and eastern South Dakota hardest hit. A thunderstorm in west
central Minnesota spawned a tornado at Eagle Lake which killed one person
and injured eight others. A thunder- storm in eastern South Dakota produced
softball size hail at Warner. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thirty five cities in twenty states in the north central and northeastern
U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Lamoni IA
and Baltimore MD, where the mercury hit 105 degrees. Temperatures 100
degrees or above were reported in twenty-two states. Pierre SD was the hot
spot in the nation with a high of 114 degrees. Bluefield WV reported eight
straight days of record heat. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Evening thunderstorms in eastern New Mexico produced wind gusts to 66 mph
at Clovis. Evening thunderstorms in West Texas produced baseball size hail
around Hereford, Dimmitt, Ware and Dalhart. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)


Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky